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Our network of Agile Learning Centers continues to grow. Please help support this start-up group in Hawaii!  (The one state I haven't visited yet.)
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Join us at 1pm Eastern for the next session of the Great Currency Debate about reputation currencies, sustainability, and triple bottom line economics. :)
 
The Great Currency Debate is a series of Google Hangouts by The Citizens Media® (the-cm.com), where we are building a system that unites solutions for speeding up the transition to the new economy.

Hangout on how we can use reputation in building a means to exchange currencies, products and services, that integrate true, tangible value to help people and the planet to thrive.

To learn more, watch the trailer, or check out the blog on CM http://bit.ly/1FbGGRt

Hope you can join us!
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Caroline Smalley. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Join us in today's Great Currency Debate to explore "Reputation Exchange for a Trickle Up Economy." Noon Eastern (9 Pacific) https://plus.google.com/events/cl69tj842bnes1i08b3sqc585uk?authkey=CO39iv_FnYfqOw
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If you've been wondering what we're up to in working on tools for the next economy, here's you're chance to find out!
 
For those of you interested in the #metacurrency  project there is a live stream broadcast called, what is happening with the metacurrency project?   Where +Arthur Brock and +Eric Harris-Braun will share about the social organisms MC has been creating plus, and this is ultra exciting news...the tools!!! 

https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cccsptirbe75qk8aucg7p6eo5ic?authkey=COfo8JHWkb-4CQ
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Emerging Leader Labs Applications OPEN for Summer Session 2014! 
"Part education (except you don't pay tuition), part job (except you work for yourself), and part social enterprise incubator (except our focus is on "social impact" first and "enterprise" later), the Labs are designed to nourish our wild spirits and the crazy projects that just might make the difference we need [in the world.]" 
http://emergingleaderlabs.org/ 

The program is taking applications for two 2014 sessions. One in August/September in Chatham, NY and one in October/November in Asheville, NC.  
Apply here: http://emergingleaderlabs.org/Apply_to_Participate 

I participated in the ELL summer session last year (2013).  It was a wonderful experience. I was introduced to many enlightening and inspirational ideas/people. I would expect this session to be just as valuable.... The program serves as an abundant learning resource for everyone involved, facilitators and participants alike. 

The program's focus areas are:
Leadership: Learn to collaborate and work as a team as well as empower teams to fulfill projects and produce outrageous results. 
Projects: Develop implementable projects that produce a positive impact on the local environment or community. 
Service: Invest some time and energy in service projects in the local community that is supporting us.  
Coaching: Throughout the program, each participant will have a coach to support them in their personal and project development. 
 
Some complimentary resources for all those interested:
- A really great video that showcases ELL, which was created during the inaugural program, the "Seed Project" (Summer 2012): 
http://youtu.be/v3aGoFw04HY  (Its the video linked to with this post)

The Emerging Leader Labs G+ Community and twitter account: 
http://bit.ly/1uaiaxd 
https://twitter.com/EmLeaders 

The program's Primary facilitators and ELL's G+ profile page: 
+Arthur Brock 
+Eric Harris-Braun 
+Emerging Leader Labs 

Want to get involved or contribute in ways other than applying as a participant?
Some potential ideas/requests are provided here:
http://emergingleaderlabs.org/Get_Involved 

#emleaders 
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In case you're wondering whether the type of learning that happens at an Agile Learning Center is supportive of future professional success, it might be the only kind of schooling that is providing the kind of learning that the youth of today will need for the world they're facing.

Excerpt: “Capable people are those who: know how to learn; are creative; have a high degree of self-efficacy; can apply competencies in novel as well as familiar situations; and can work well with others. In comparison with competencies which consist of knowledge and skills, capability is a holistic attribute.”
 
Great synthesis. I'm looking forward to the next installment, Sahana.
Pedagogy had always established an unequal relation between the teacher and the taught. Andragogy stepped in to rectify this and foster awareness about how adults learned. However, the premise was that there was someone doing...
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I forgot to provide link: http://www.AgileLearningCenters.org
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Well... I just invited some more people. Where's the party?
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Just got my invite. Party hat on!
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It's great to hear Jaime Lerner talk about his creative approach to problem solving with complementary currencies.
 
'There are many illusions about money. One is that banks create money when it's printed. But money is actually produced through bank debt, when banks loan money to individuals, to governments or to corporations.'
The world over, alternative currencies are helping societies solve key issues. In Japan, volunteers earn redeemable friendship tokens when they care for the elderly. In Brazil, one city's garbage crisis disappeared when it gave people bus tokens for their trash. We're also hearing about Toronto's tool library and workshop space. Sheetal Lodhia explores how healthy communities can be built without money.
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Tomorrow (April 2nd) we will be demonstrating a bunch of the tools we've developed on an MIT webinar call, but today (April 1st) we unveil them first to you, our friends. Also, we need to practice showing and talking about these things, so we're hoping you'll cut us some slack if there's glitches in the demo process.

So if you've been wondering when you'll get to see some of the stuff we've been building (Eric and I around MetaCurrency work), here's your chance. Warning: Do NOT expect a full-blown currency system, Ceptr is the underlying tools that make those kinds of things possible in ways currently impossible. DO expect to see:  semantic trees, fractal receptors, semtrex as a general semantic pattern matching system, a preview of our distributed network technology, followed by Q&A and discussion.
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Arthur Brock. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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+Eric Harris-Braun - In this and the previous version, you mentioned "distributed byzantine fault tolerance". In previous conversations, you did not seem to like blockchains much, and did not seem to be using paxos variants. What protocol are you using? Or, more doc please? Or did I misunderstand? And thanks again....
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The version of the Gameshifting Board we're using at the ALF Summer Intensive in Charlotte.
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We've got a number of versions of Gameshifting boards. We've been customizing them to the group/setting. But the general documentation about Gameshifting is here: http://EmergingLeaderLabs.org/Gameshifting_Overview
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Applications for Summer 2014 in Chatham, NY are open (starting in August).

Also, for Fall in Asheville, NC (starting in October).

Know any visionaries who could use a boost on their projects?
 
Emerging Leader Labs Applications OPEN for Summer Session 2014! 
"Part education (except you don't pay tuition), part job (except you work for yourself), and part social enterprise incubator (except our focus is on "social impact" first and "enterprise" later), the Labs are designed to nourish our wild spirits and the crazy projects that just might make the difference we need [in the world.]" 
http://emergingleaderlabs.org/ 

The program is taking applications for two 2014 sessions. One in August/September in Chatham, NY and one in October/November in Asheville, NC.  
Apply here: http://emergingleaderlabs.org/Apply_to_Participate 

I participated in the ELL summer session last year (2013).  It was a wonderful experience. I was introduced to many enlightening and inspirational ideas/people. I would expect this session to be just as valuable.... The program serves as an abundant learning resource for everyone involved, facilitators and participants alike. 

The program's focus areas are:
Leadership: Learn to collaborate and work as a team as well as empower teams to fulfill projects and produce outrageous results. 
Projects: Develop implementable projects that produce a positive impact on the local environment or community. 
Service: Invest some time and energy in service projects in the local community that is supporting us.  
Coaching: Throughout the program, each participant will have a coach to support them in their personal and project development. 
 
Some complimentary resources for all those interested:
- A really great video that showcases ELL, which was created during the inaugural program, the "Seed Project" (Summer 2012): 
http://youtu.be/v3aGoFw04HY  (Its the video linked to with this post)

The Emerging Leader Labs G+ Community and twitter account: 
http://bit.ly/1uaiaxd 
https://twitter.com/EmLeaders 

The program's Primary facilitators and ELL's G+ profile page: 
+Arthur Brock 
+Eric Harris-Braun 
+Emerging Leader Labs 

Want to get involved or contribute in ways other than applying as a participant?
Some potential ideas/requests are provided here:
http://emergingleaderlabs.org/Get_Involved 

#emleaders 
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We're doing exciting things with creating learning spaces which empower children to get in the driver's seat of their own learning and lives. Help us share our model and expand our programs!

We all know it's time for this kind of change in education.
Share the Agile Learning Center model and support ALC programs at the Manhattan Free School.
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Yep! I'll be getting in tonight. I'd love to visit with ELL for a bit tomorrow and Wednesday.

I'm coming from Asheville where I just visited Black Mountain SOLE and participated in their beta which was great! So great, in fact, that I'm headed back there after this road trip. :)

Would love to tell you more about that as well as pick you brain on currency stuff. Really looking forward to meeting you!
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Building currency tools for the New Economy so we can have the freedom and choice involved in an "Open Source" Economy. This demands:
  • Open Transport - An open protocol and network for transactions within and between currencies
  • Open Rules - Transparency, versioning and forking for the rules, fees, structures and processes which define the currency
  • Open Data - Distributed data engine with tamper-proof digitally-signed transaction chains. You own your own data and can reliably and authoritatively represent your account standing within any currency.


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Software Architect
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  • Emerging Leader Labs
    Coherence Holder, 2012 - present
    Leading social enterprise incubator sessions
  • MetaCurrency Project
    Social DNA Designer, 2008 - present
  • Mile High Business Alliance
    Founder, Board Member, 2006 - present
  • The Geek Gene, LLC
    Software Architect, 2003 - present
  • Agile Learning Center
    Director, 2012 - 2014
  • Dream Team Technologies
    CTO, 1996 - 2003
  • Artful Solutions
    Computer Consultant, Software Developer, 1992 - 1996
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